Per Mar Security Services, a provider of total security solutions for residential and commercial clients based in Davenport, Iowa, has expanded its commercial security services to adapt to the changing needs of clients due to COVID-19. 

“I am proud of the team to quickly adapt to the COVID-19 challenges we all face in order to bring to market these products which provide a safer environment for our clients, their customers and employees,” said Chris Edwards, president of Per Mar’s Electronic Security Division. “We were asked to deliver a combination of technology and physical security solutions to meet the needs of our customers and we have done exactly that.”

New security services include temperature checks and pre-screenings by security officers, thermal imaging cameras and integrated security. Per Mar security officers are also handing out masks at the doors of retailers. The new service offerings are detailed below:

Temperature Checks & Pre-screenings

Prior to staff, customers and visitors entering a building, security officers can administer pre-screening questions; take temperature readings; and enforce sanitizing protocols that have been put in place like offering masks, gloves and hand sanitizer.

Thermal Imaging Cameras

Per Mar uses an Elevated Body Temperature Detection System that provides fast, accurate mass screening for elevated temperatures. The system is non-invasive, non-contact and fast. If a temperature is detected over the threshold allowed, an alert will be sent to the appropriate person to act on it. The system also allows clients to set up custom messages to tell the person with a high temp what to do.  

Integrated Security

This affordable solution efficiently expands a company’s security coverage by combining monitored intelligent video technology, which has the ability to use a business’s existing cameras and infrastructure, with Per Mar’s uniformed security officers. When Per Mar’s intelligent video technology is triggered, live video goes directly to Per Mar’s monitoring center and on-site security officers, allowing both to see the unauthorized access in real time. If there is a real threat, an on-site security officer can respond right away, and the monitoring center agent can immediately dispatch authorities to the location. 

In addition to offering new security services, Per Mar has also adapted to the changing landscape by offering free, virtual security consultations for homes and businesses as well as social distanced, in-person security consultations.